Leona MacIntyre, Resident Ugly Artist, says her business is all about fun-filled artistic expression.
" I believe the name appeals to non-artists - people who just want a break from their busy lives and are not overly concerned whether they produce a 'masterpiece' or not. Research has shown that creative pursuits can reduce your stress, take you away from your worries, anxiety and physical exhaustion, even if practices for only a few hours, once a week.
My own life experiences inspired me to open Ugly Art Studio. I have always operated in a state of high-stress, juggling many things at once, as an executive, wife and mother. However, when my life became unmanageable, I had to find a hobby to give me some real downtime. I've been painting for almost 20 years.
Since I had no artistic experience and limited talent, I began by attending local workshops and classes. I do not profess to be a 'fine artist' producing professional work - that's not why I paint. As a stress relief practice, it really works for me, and I am certain that it can work for almost for anyone who would like to try it. I can go from stressed and mentally exhausted to a feeling of completely calm and refreshed after only a few hours in my studio. Our motto is 'Stress Free Play'."
Adult Art Lessons
Children /After School Art Lessons
Art Workshops for Adults
Guest Artist Art Workshops
Beginners/Intermediate in Acrylic and Watercolour.
Classes provide challenges to help you grow as an artist.